The Greatest Show on EarthIndian Nations Council
Characters:Den Leader, any number of Cub Scouts with presents.
Setting: Den Leader is standing on stage. If desired, a decorated Christmas tree may be used as backdrop. Boys enter one at a time.
First boy:Merry Christmas, Mrs. ____________. I brought you something. (Hands her a box.)
Den Leader:That's very nice, Bill, but there was no need....
Second Boy:Hi, Mrs. ______________, look at the present I brought you. (Hands her a bigger box.)
Den Leader:Well, Bob.....
Third Boy:(Rushes in) Here's a present, Mrs. ________________. Boy, it's heavy!
Den Leader:Well, Tom ... what a surprise. You really didn't have to...
Fourth Boy:(Rushes in carrying box almost too large to handle) Look what I have! Boy, are you going to like it!
Den Leader:Oh dear! Boys...
Fifth Boy:(Pushing box across floor...too heavy to carry) Here's a Christmas gift from me, Mrs. __________ It's really neat!
Den Leader:My Godness...
Sixth Boy:(Pulling a wagon on which is a box much too large to carry.) Wait till you see this one! I really spent a lot of money!
Den Leader:Boys, you are all very kind. But I think we should have a talk about all this. Where's Jim?
First Boy:He's coming. I don't know what is taking him so long. He doesn't have a very big gift. In fact, I didn't see him carrying anything.
Second Boy:Here he is now. (Jim enters.)
Jim:Sorry I'm late for the meeting, Mrs. _______. I stayed after school to finish your Christmas present.
Third Boy:I don't see a present. Look at all the BIG presents we brought. I can't even see yours. (Smirks.)
Jim:Mine isn't very large, Mrs. ________, but I hope you'll like it. It's a poem.
All:What a present! (Lots of Laughing.)
Den Leader:May I see it, Jim. (He hands her the paper and she reads:)
I have no money, so I guess I'm poor
But I have friends, that is for sure.
I have no money so I couldn't buy
The things I'd like, though Christmas is nigh.
I have no money, but I don't care
Cause I have you, with whom to share
A happy Christmas Season.
I have no money, so I was sad;
But I looked around, and I was glad.
The things I have are worth a lot;
Some kids don't have the things I got.
I have my dad, I have my mom,
I have my dog--he loves me some.
And in my den I've learned to share.
Not things or money, but love and care.
For each of you I wish as much,
That you'll each know the work of such,
As family, friends and all the things
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